I am currently a practicing neonatologist working 24 hour shifts at a time. I had begun to experience increasing difficulty in wearing my contacts for long periods of time and did not see as well performing procedures with my glasses. I contacted Dr. Rahmani and was given a thorough examination in his office. He is extremely personable, precise in his repeated measurements, and patient and informative in his detailed discussion of the anatomy, procedure, realistic expectations, and risks. Because of my inconsistent schedule, I had trouble finding an open time slot for my procedure. Dr. Rahmani went out of his way to accommodate me. His office staff, as well as the staff at the Sinai Clear Vision Center were pleasant, and competent, assisting with both my medical care and level of comfort. This procedure has significantly changed my quality of life both personally and professionally. It has now been one month since the procedure. I have been able to see well enough from the beginning to perform all of my professional duties, caring for the smallest of patients. Improvement continues daily. My personal quality of life has been greatly simplified and enhanced, allowing me complete freedom from contacts or glasses. The only regret that I have is not having the procedure sooner. I would not consider utilizing the services of anyone else but Dr. Rahmani and his staff and have recommended him to others considering evaluation and treatment. ~ Laura Ann DeCastor
Anna Jantz, R.N., N.I.C.U. North Oakland Medical Center
Thanks a million! I wore glasses since age 10 and contacts since age 16, and went through a countless number of bottles of cleaning, soaking, and wetting solutions. I can't remember how many pairs of glasses and lenses I've had in the last 38 years! I was always conscious of my glasses or contact during sports, exercise, and even reading and relaxing, but was unable to see clearly without them. Until now. Words cannot describe this sense of freedom. LASIK is truly a marvelous procedure. I feel blessed to be a recipient of it. Many thanks to all involved in perfecting the LASIK procedure, from the first evaluation to the last appointment. ~ Anna Jantz
Contacts and glasses have been a part of my life for over twenty years. Neither glasses or contacts have bothered me, as a matter of fact I have enjoyed wearing all the different frame styles available. If someone asked me ten months ago if I would consider LASIK surgery the reply would have been a resounding NO! What attracted my interest in LASIK surgery was the results that my patients were getting from the procedure. They were positively ecstatic about their vision. After following these patients, seeing how nicely their eyes healed without damage to the optical system, I decided I wanted to have the same benefit of seeing without glasses or contacts. The LASIK surgery was relatively painless, I saw 20/20 the day after surgery! The staff at the Sinai Clear Vision Center were very friendly and helpful during the whole process. Dr. Rahmani was extremely thorough and meticulous during the procedure. I would not hesitate to recommend the LASIK procedure to my patients, family, or friends. ~ Carole Paveglio
Dr. Rahmani and Staff, It has been almost four months since my LASIK surgery was done and I'm still amazed by my sight. It is like a gift from God to receive my sight after so many years of near-blindness. It is something I thought I'd only dream of. I am having no ill side effects and my vision is 20/20. The procedure was painless and the entire staff was helpful, polite and very professional. I am glad I had my procedure done at your center and would love to spread the word to others. If it is at all possible, could you send me some brochures and cards so I may post them on bulletin boards at my work? I work at Ford's Woodhaven Stamping Plant and there are many people who would love to know more about it. As many as you can spare would be great. I just want as many people as possible to be as happy as I am. (Although I still occasionally reach to the bedside table for my glasses in the morning!) I have swam since the surgery and it is amazing! I can fully enjoy it now! Thank you again, and if you'd like to ever give out my phone number or add my testimonial to your website, I would be glad to spread the word! If you can spare some brochures, please send them to me. Thanks a million for my wonderful sight back, I am eternally grateful. ~ Jennifer Gaydos
To patients of Dr. Rahmani: I would like to tell you about my experience with refractive surgery (specifically LASIK). First of all, it took Dr. Rahmani about a year to convince me to have the surgery. This was due to my hesitance because my eyes were so bad. In fact, I was the highest power that the laser center had done at that time. I had 87 and 83 seconds of laser (right and left). (Most people have about 20 seconds). My apprehension at first was that I was so visually impaired without my contacts that I did not want any further deterioration. On the other hand, I couldn't imagine still putting contacts in when I was 80! My glasses were too thick to wear comfortably. What changed my mind was that I observed the procedure being performed in San Diego at a conference. Once I saw how simple the procedure was and that it only took minutes, I was convinced. I mean, these surgeons complete cataract surgeries and corneal transplants all day long! Those surgeries are MUCH more involved than what I was observing. I was convinced. I called Dr. Rahmani from San Diego and told him to schedule me. The procedure was completely painless for me (only 4 numbing drops!). I had both eyes done at the same time, which is what I would recommend for anyone. The worst part of the procedure was that I had to wear my glasses for a week before the operation. I could tell a difference immediately, not that I could see, but I knew something was better. My big deal was that I could see the house across the street and that there were windows with shutters! Prior to the surgery, I may have been able to see the house, but no outline. The next morning I woke up 20/20. I can only encourage you in this procedure, I wish I would have done it sooner! I still think I am sleeping in my contacts, because you are not supposed to be able to wake up and be able to see. Please feel free to contact me with any questions! ~ Dawnel Bergen
Dear Dr. Rahmani, Thank you so much for restoring my vision! You are indeed a skilled surgeon and it is so wonderful to be able to see without glasses or contacts because of you. I also wanted to thank your most courteous staff, both at your office and at the Sinai Clear Vision Surgery Center. They were very knowledgeable and helpful during the process. It was great to feel so well only hours after the surgery and I've never seen better in my life. I will gladly refer you to all of my friends and family. You are also welcomed to pass along my name to other people considering the procedure . I will be glad to share my excellent experience. ~ Matt Kane
Dear Dr. Rahmani, I can't thank you enough for giving me my sight back!! It truly is a miracle to me. I haven't stopped talking about you since the operation. You have given me a gift that will last a lifetime! Thank You. ~ Carol Falk
Thank you Dr. Rahmani for your professionalism and skill. I am still amazed how fast the procedure was and how painless. I had no after side affects and returned to work 2 days later, and I could have returned the very next day! My wife is now considering having it done, and before I went, she said she would never let anyone work on her eyes. I'll be seeing you, without glasses! ~ Mark Kidd
I am a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Toledo, Fire Division. I had Lasik surgery done in August of this year. I was so happy with the results. As a firefighter and paramedic, you are called to duty at anytime in a 24 hour period. It is so nice t not have to worry about not wearing your glasses into a fire, or getting up in the middle of the night and not worrying about your contacts being all dried out. My vision is now 20/20 in both eyes, and I am so happy I made the decision to have the surgery done. I would recommend this surgery to any firefighter or paramedic. I would also recommend Dr. Rahmani doing the surgery. He and his staff are very professional and helpful throughout the procedure. ~ Jean A. Decker
Dear Dr. Rahmani, Thank you so much for
taking such good care of my eyes. I truly had no fear at all of the
procedure and you made it even easier to be calm by being so reassuring.
I wanted to tank you again...I can see great. God bless you.
Just a note to tell you I see wonderful. Just as good as before, if not better than my glasses or contact lenses. Plus I feel my peripheral vision has improved.
As an Optometrist, I am acutely aware of my vision and the options available to correct my vision. The possibility of a procedure to relieve me of my glasses and contact lenses has intrigued me for some time. RK and PRK have been highly touted, but I never felt comfortable with either procedure, especially RK. With LASIK I now have a procedure I feel confident with. Investigating I found that LASIK is constantly being refined and improved, plus you wan t a surgeon who has performed many procedures. I selected you, Dr. Rahmani, to perform my surgery because of your vast experience and use of the latest technology.
The procedure itself was easy. I was surprised how little time I spent in the operating room. I believe that the actual procedure took two to three minutes each eye, with absolutely no pain or discomfort. I went to work the very next day. My vision fluctuated from 20/20 to 20/30 for the first week. Now six weeks later, my vision is a very stable 20/20. I do not miss my glasses at all, but out of habit, I will occasionally reach for them in the morning. I guess after thirty-one years, this is a hard habit to break. What I appreciate most about the surgery are the things most people take for granted. Watching my daughter's soccer game in the rain with out having to constantly wipe my lenses. Not waking up with a bet frame from falling asleep watching television. I am really looking forward to playing sports, swimming, and water-skiing without the uncomfortable blur of myopia.
Would I do it again? ABSOLUTELY ! Thank you Dr. Rahmani for giving me the confidence of vision without glasses or contact lenses. ~ William Kiefiuk
Words cannot express how wonderful Dr. Rahmani is. He is a very skilled surgeon who goes out of his way to make people happy and make sure that you are comfortable. He has given me 20/15 vision after LASIK surgery in November 1999. I had wore contacts and glasses for over ten years. I slept in my contacts, which is a very terrible thing, for a couple years. I was risking getting ulcers and infection in my eyes. No matter what anybody said I would still sleep in them. Finally I looked into the LASIK surgery procedure.
I was skeptical at first but the more I put it off the more I was risking getting infections. Dr. Rahmani and his staff assured me that everything would be all right and it was.
I have already been referring Dr. Rahmani to all of my friends and family and I will continue to do so. As I said before he is a wonderful surgeon and words cannot explain how great it is to be able to see! You do not realize how much of an impact is has on your life until after the fact.
I am eternally grateful, thanks again! ~ Jaime Dittman
As a practicing attorney and CPA, I spend countless hours in front of computer screens and reading other published materials. Not only do you have a professional and caring staff, your procedure was painless and precise. I had a presentation and returned to the office the day after surgery! My vision is now better than 20/20 and I am free from contacts and spectacles. My lifestyle has completely changed. My wife Kym also had the procedure performed upon her in May and has experienced the same professional results and also supports this testimonial. What a miracle!---- thanks to you and your professional staff. ~ Jim Jaros
I just wanted you know how thrilled I continue to be with my decision to have LASIK done. You performed LASIK in September on my eyes, and I think it was the best investment I have ever made. It's wonderful to be able to walk inside from the cold without having my glasses fog up, and to be able to defrost my car windshield without having my eyes feel like my contacts have been permanently glued to my eyeballs. This is great; its like waking up wearing your glasses/contacts. I can't believe how good my vision was so soon after the procedure.
It's truly an amazing procedure and I have highly recommended it to many of my friends/acquaintances. Six will have completed their surgery by December 27,2000. I was considering having surgery done in my area (Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids) and I was surprised at the huge price difference. Their prices have since lowered to $1700.00 to $1800.00 PER eye. It was definitely worth the drive to Detroit to have the procedure performed by you. I will continue to refer people who are interested in LASIK your way. I wish you lots of continued success and wish to THANK YOU for truly opening my eyes. ~ Diane Zinsmaster
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful work on my eyes. I know I was not the greatest patient and still you did amazing work. I could see better the day after surgery than I ever saw with my eye glasses. I am completely amazed by this. I am already on my husband's case to schedule his surgery for January. I will continue to recommend you to friends (and strangers). ~ Lisa Boettcher
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you did on my eyes. It's the best gift I have ever received in my entire life-the gift of perfect vision. Your staff showed me lots of patience, answered all of my questions, and acted like my best friends. I can't thank you all enough. ~ Patricia Mrla
Have you ever thought about getting your eyes corrected? When it comes to making this decision, there are basically two questions to be answered: 1) Should I have the surgery done? 2) Who should I go to for the procedure? Personally, I think I have the answer to both of these questions.
First of all, my name is Michael Vandergrift, D.O. I am a OB/GYN resident here in the metro Detroit area. I have worn glasses since I was a teenager. Currently, I work 85-90 hours per week, and contacts were very irritating for my eyes. It became increasingly more urgent to look more closely at LASIK surgery. After talking to colleagues, I decided to have the procedure done. My second dilemma now was WHOM should I trust to do this surgery on my eyes. I started investigating local and Canadian surgeons, and I luckily found Dr. Rahmani. I have a very busy schedule with limited time. Dr. Rahmani went out of his way to accommodate my needs and my schedule. The painless procedure took very little time. The next day I could see perfectly. My schedule was extremely hectic the next day, including 3 surgeries. I had perfect vision without any pain or difficulties. I now get up every morning and have better than 20/20 vision, and I don't worry about glasses or contacts. I could have never imagined this could be possible. Dr. Rahmani is extremely professional, personable, and available for his patients. When I called him with questions and concerns, he quickly returned my call and was thorough with his answers. So, if you are contemplating having this surgery, just DO IT. If you are going to do it, give Dr. Rahmani a call. You will not be sorry. Don't imagine what it would be like to wake up in the morning and be able to see your alarm clock. EXPERIENCE IT ! I can't thank Dr. Rahmani enough. He has changed my life. Thank you. ~ Michael C. Vandergrift
I am a practicing family physician. I have been wearing glasses since I was in second grade. I have used hard contacts, soft contacts and disposable contacts. My success with contacts over the years had diminished. I wanted freedom from glasses.
A friend of mine underwent LASIK by Dr. Rahmani and loved the results. At that point I realized Dr. Rahmani and I had gone through internship together, and I would have him perform my LASIK surgery.
The procedure was amazing. Immediately I could see without glasses, something I haven't done in over 30 years. It has been six months and my vision is great. I even swam in the Atlantic Ocean without glasses or goggles.
I have referred several of my patients to Dr. Rahmani who have had wonderful results. In addition my wife had her LASIK performed by Dr. Rahmani. ~ John Kemerer
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